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By Daniel Zamora

Michel Foucault's dying in 1984 coincided with the fading away of the hopes for social transformation that characterised the postwar interval. within the many years following his dying, neoliberalism has triumphed and assaults on social rights became more and more daring. If Foucault was once now not a right away witness of those years, his paintings on neoliberalism is still prescient: the query of liberalism occupies an enormous position in his final works. due to the fact his demise, Foucault's conceptual equipment has got a valuable, even dominant place for a considerable section of the world's highbrow left.

However, because the contributions to this quantity exhibit, Foucault's perspective in the direction of neoliberalism used to be a minimum of equivocal. faraway from top an highbrow fight opposed to loose marketplace orthodoxy, Foucault turns out in lots of how you can suggest it. How is one to appreciate his radical critique of the welfare nation, understood as an software of biopower? Or his aid for the pandering anti-Marxism of the so-called ?new philosophers?? Is it attainable that Foucault used to be seduced by way of neoliberalism?

This query isn't really simply of biographical curiosity: it forces us to confront extra often the mutations of the left considering that may well 1968, the disillusionment of the years that and the profound differences within the French highbrow box during the last thirty years. to appreciate the Eighties and the neoliberal triumph is to discover the main ambiguous corners of the highbrow left via certainly one of its most crucial figures.

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